Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning sci-fi and fantasy artist and
teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide, and his
client list includes such companies as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc
books. Patrick grew up in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland,
during the violent 30-year conflict known as "the Troubles".
Influenced by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he spent
his days in the sanctuary of rooftops, drawing and dreaming of
becoming a fantasy artist, to the din of street riots below.
Patrick later spent two years in the merchant navy, after which he
moved to London and worked as an illustrator for 15 years before
travelling the world once more. Today, Patrick is settled in
Brisbane, Australia, where he lives with his wife Cathy and their
two scruffy dogs. When he's not painting, he teaches art at two
universities in the city. He is the author of several books,
including Oil Painting Masterclass.Foreword by Donato
American Donato Giancola is one of the most renowned fantasy artists of his generation. Popular and successful, he is noted for his work based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and the collectable card game Magic: The Gathering.
"The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art of Patrick J. Jones is another
standout, with muscular digital and oil paintings that will be
appreciated by fans of Frank Frazetta and Boris
"Being a professional artist for almost 40 years, it takes a lot these days for a piece of art to really impress me at first glance, The first time I saw The Forbidden Kingdom, a painting of Conan and a female figure by Patrick Jones, it stopped me cold. I was looking at a perfect combination of Frazetta, Vallejo and Buscema, painted in a unique classical style I had not often seen utilized in the genre. He's an incredible artist who I believe will have a huge influence on the next generation of aspiring fantasy painters." --Joe Jusko, multi-award-winning artist
"Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher, Patrick J Jones!" -- ImagineFX Magazine
"Patrick's work explodes with passion, light and shadow. His handling of oil paint is clearly his own, and each of his books has been an inspiration and great masterclass of time-honoured traditional painting. His books are essentials in any creative person's library." --Bob Eggleton, multi Hugo award-winning artist
"Patrick has a fire and a passion in his art that very few have. His understanding of anatomy, design, composition and lighting is excellent. His technique and style are brilliant. But mostly his art is magical." --Greg Hildebrandt, multi-award-winning artist